Children love playing in the snow, almost as much as they love swimming in the pool. While I could not disagree with them more, I made a list of essential items to plan the best and warmest snow day possible.
Sled made for City Living
e-Joy Kids Fold-up Snow Scooter Ski Scooter: This sled, scooter, snowboard combination is great for kids ages 4 and up. The weight limit is 220 lbs so most adults can partake in the fun. The best part is that it folds up and you can hide it under the bed or couch or wherever your favorite hiding place is.
EMSCO Group Infant Boggan: This safe and secure sled features and extra-high back best for babies. It also features a seatbelt and raised foot support rails to keep the baby above the cold snow.
This snow boot comes in sizes for toddlers, little kids, and big kids in a ton of different colors. Prices vary based on size but it can often be purchased for under $50.
SimpliKids Childrens Winter Ski Mittens not only come in 13 different animal and color combinations, but they are Thinsulate insulated and come in sizes for ages 1 through 9!
When your children are big enough to separate their fingers into actual holes, the Columbia Kids' Big Core Glove is the way to go.
Snow Pants or a Snow Bib
Arctix Infant/Toddler Chest High Snow Bib Overalls are a #1 bestseller and you cannot beat the price or the warmth. They are made with 120 grams of Thermatech Insulation for extra warmth and come in a variety colors and patterns for both boys and girls.
Toddler ColdControl Max Bib Snowpants from the GAP are another great pair, that you can often find at a discounted rate.
Toys for Playing in the Snow
D-FantiX Snowball Maker Snow Toys: Comes with a storage tote and 3 snowball makers.
Ideal SNO Shape Unicorn Mold: You can create a unicorn out of snow and then color it with the sno-markers provided. Suggested for ages 5 and up.
Other Inclement Weather Accessories
An umbrella that they can see through so they won't face plant, like the Totes Kids Bubble Clear Umbrella is a perfect addition for a rainy/snowy walk to school.